Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Davis now has his signature Laker moment

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Anthony Davis’s game-winner highlights a dominant postseason thus far for the Los Angeles Lakers.

“People talk about am I ready for it? Pressure? I want to take those shots, you know its part of my legacy and I want those big-time shots,” said Anthony Davis after the Los Angeles Lakers win in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on TNT. “This is why they brought me here for.”

Davis is right — after trading away Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart plus multiple picks for the generational big man, everybody expected championship aspirations. So far, the Brow has delivered.

Davis is currently averaging 29 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.1 steals 2 blocks per game on 59/40/77 shooting. Mind-blowing numbers and the impact is even more impressive as the Lakers have been dominant on both sides of the ball to start the postseason 10-2.

Davis has arguably been the best and most consistent Laker so far (LeBron James has been great as well). Opposing teams must have nightmares thinking about where Davis is on the court.

Defensively, Davis has been an octopus with his insane wingspan deterring shots at the rim and if they get lucky enough to get an attempt, Davis usually sends it back. The term versatile describes Davis to the T (He’s the real DPOY), with moments of staying in front of Damian Lillard, Jamal Murray, James Harden and CJ McCollum. Add in the strength to bang with Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic.

Offensively, Davis has decided to become the best mid-range shooter in the league. During the regular season, Davis shot 41% from 10-16 ft and 32% from 16-3PT. Compare that to the postseason where Davis is shooting 58(!!!!)% from 16-3PT.

That kind of increase is unheard of and makes Davis un-guardable on the court. Davis decides when he wants to score and usually it goes in. But what makes this shooting run impressive is that Davis is also shooting 40% from three.

So when that ball was in the air for the longest two seconds ever, it felt destined to go in, especially with the Mamba threads on. Screaming “KOBEEEE!!” after a fade-way game-winner just puts the icing on the cake. A signature moment was missing from this historic run by AD but now he has it.

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From the moment AD showed up in LA, it seemed like the path was there for to him reach new heights. He reached his first Western Conference Finals in dominant fashion and now has captured he’s first post-season game-winner. The sky is the limit for the unibrow unicorn, and currently, it looks like Davis will fly high enough to reach it.